Jackie Harry was just one of those celebrating Sheryl Lee Ralph’s first Emmy win on Monday.
But the “227” star added a bit of context about Ralph, who won for his role in the comedy series Abbott Elementary, making it even more festive.
Harry tweeted a picture of herself with the Emmy she won in 1987.
“Winning my Emmy was a career highlight, but it was also a lonely experience,” Harry wrote. “For 35 years, I was the only black woman to win Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. But tonight, everything changes… and it’s all over! #Amy.”
She went on to tweet that the network originally wanted Ralph for the role of Sandra on “227,” which won Harry her Emmy.
“Sheryl now joins me as the 2nd black woman in this category and it’s well deserved!” Harry tweeted. “So excited for her #Emmys win!”
Harry added that Ralph “had a great career AND she’s one of the nicest people in Hollywood.”
“#AbbottElementary’s Barbara Howard is another wonderful character we’ve been lucky enough to watch her breathe life into,” Harry tweeted. “Congratulations Cheryl and welcome to the club! #Emmys #BlackGirlsRock”
Harry also shared the same message on her verified Instagram account.